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Revolution Details


This period drama about the American Revolution has an overlay of rhetoric that thwarts the action, flattening out the story about a man and his loved ones caught up in the events of the time. Tom Dobb (Al Pacino) falls in love with Daisy McConnahay (Nastassja Kinski), an aristocrat who deserts her class to fight alongside the rebels. Tom teaches his son Ned (Dexter Fletcher) everything he needs to learn, though the growing rebellion consumes most of his attention. Eventually, the Redcoats are mowed down in large battle scenes, as the ragtag Colonialists go to war. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1985


Al Pacino
as Tom Dobb
Donald Sutherland
as Sgt. Maj. Peasy
Nastassja Kinski
as Daisy McConnahay
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. McConnahay
Steven Berkoff
as Sgt. Jones
Annie Lennox
as Liberty Woman
John Wells
as Corty
Dexter Fletcher
as Ned Dobb
Sid Owen
as Young Ned
Richard O'Brien
as Lord Hampton
Felicity Dean
as Betsy
Theresa Boden
as Abby
Paul Brooke
as Lord Darling
Gabriel Pontello
Harold Pacheco
as Iroquois Indian
Frank Windsor
as Gen. Washington
Kate Hardie
as Carrie Cray
Lex Van Delden
as Pierre
Cameron Johann
as Ben
John Patrick
as Sgt. Malin
Steve Kligerman
as Clowski
Dave King
as Mr. McConnahay
Skeeter Vaughan
as Tonti
Mathew Sim
as New York Burgher
Richard Hicks
as Roger Otis
Jonathan Adams
as Chaplain
Robbie Coltrane
as New York Burgher
Stefan Gryff
as Capt. Lacy
Paul Humpoletz
as New York Burgher
Danny Potts
as Ahab
Harry Ditson
as Israel Davis
Larry Sellers
as Honehwah
Brendan Conroy
as New York Burgher
Denis Lacroix
as Iroquois Indian
Rebecca Calder
as Bella
Eric Milota
as Merle
Jesse Birdsall
as Corporal to Sgt. Peasy
Adrian Rawlins
as Bill
Manning Redwood
as Capt. Cray
William Marlowe
as Sgt. Marley
Malcolm Terris
as Dr. Sloan
Graham Greene
as Ongwata
Tristram Jellinek
as Marcel
Joseph Running Fox
as Iroquois Indian


Hugh Hudson
Irwin Winkler
Chris Burt
Robert Chartoff
Robert Dillon
Bernard Lutic
Stuart Baird
Assheton Gorton
Production Designer
Malcolm Middleton
Art Director
Chris Burt
Executive Producer
Ann Mollo
Set Designer
John Mollo
Costume Designer
Alan Whibley
Special Effects
Eddie Stacey
Paul Engelen